May 21st, 2011

NZ Music Month

New Zealand Music Month - Day 21

For the band's 1982 album Time and Tide, they got themselves another new producer. This time, as well as being competently produced, the band also had a producer who was sympathetic to what they were trying to do with their music; and the resulting album seems to be acknowledged by many as their best. Take A Walk wasn't my first choice of interesting album tracks off this album, but said first choice (Lost For Words) isn't findable anywhere on You Tube.

lots of planets have a south

Liveblogging the end of the world

So, in about an hour's time, The World As We Know It Is Going To End. I haven't seen the world end before, so I'm going to keep a bit of an eye on what's going on out there and give everyone reading this from places where it isn't 6pm yet, a chance to see what's going to happen later today (or tomorrow) in their parts of the world.

So, without further ado:

5.00 p.m. World still here (as it isn't scheduled to end for an hour yet). Have found a couple of cheap packets of crisps. No beer, but I've got plenty of coffee to keep me awake in case the end of the world isn't entertaining enough to keep me awake.

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6.45 p.m. World still not ended. There's tiny little lights up in the sky, but they're stars not angels. There's also a couple of big lights up in the sky, but they're street lights; I can see the poles holding them up.

6.55 p.m. World still not ended. I'll give the angels another ten minutes or so to show up before I put the show on hold.

7.10 p.m. World still not ended. I wonder what the excuse will be. Did someone not read the calendar right. Or maybe he's still working off the Julian calendar and we've got another couple of weeks to wait?

Sunday 22nd May, 5.20 p.m. It's now after 6 p.m. on Saturday in most of the known world (including probably everywhere that anyone reading this is living in, with the possible exception of Hawai'i). World still here. No sad little piles of clothing visible on the streets this afternoon. No reports of duckshooters getting flying ducks confused with the ascending virtuous.